The world's preeminent festival of dance film, Dance Camera West, returns with its 13th annual Dance Media Festival. Titled “Restructure,” this year's events include both indoor and outdoor screenings, live performances by two of L.A.'s top contemporary companies, and two awards ceremonies. The live performances and many of the screenings are free, and even the others are less costly than that stupid Adam Sandler movie at your local multiplex. The festival opens Friday on the Music Center Plaza with dancers from BODYTRAFFIC performing with L.A.-based sculptor Gustavo Godoy's latest “live-action” sculpture. The action moves into the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for the opening night's 13 films, all less than 15 minutes long, from the Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, Japan, France, Slovakia and the United States. Saturday offers a midday reprise of BODYTRAFFIC, followed by five longer films at MOCA before the sunset action shifts to Grand Park, where L.A. Contemporary Dance will debut Prite Oef Stringh ahead of an outdoor screening of two films and an awards presentation. The festival wraps up Sunday with a swirl of action: the final BODYTRAFFIC performance preceding four more screening programs, panel discussions, Q&As and the final awards. Complete details, venues and tickets at dancecamerawest.org. BODYTRAFFIC at Music Center Plaza 135 N. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; Fri. June 6, 8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., June 7-8, 2 p.m.; free. Short film screenings at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, 135 N. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; Fri., June 6, 8:30 p.m.; $15. International Dance Films at MOCA, 250 S. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; Sat., June 7, 2:30 p.m.; $12. L.A. Contemporary Dance Company, screenings and Horton Awards at Grand Park, 227 N. Spring St., dwntwn.; Sat., June 7, 7 p.m.; free. Screenings at REDCAT, 631 W. Second St., dwntwn.; Sun., June 8, 2:30, 4:30 & 7 p.m.; $15 each.
Fri., June 6, 8:30 p.m., 2014
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